Use of Pindolol in Depression

Samuel M. Fredland samfredland at mindspring.com
Mon Feb 9 20:21:58 EST 1998


Does anyone have any information on the use of beta blockers like
pindolol to augment SSRI's in the treatment of depression?  I know
that 5HT-1A antagonists are supposed to increase overall serotonergic
transmission and that at least one study (Berman et al, Am J
Psychiatry 1997 154:37-43) has found that pindolol is not effective in
hastening the onset of recovery from depression.  Is there any
encouraging news or further research going on?




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